Marley Twists: 10 Swoon-Worthy Protective Style Ideas

Alyssa François | 28 November 2017

A protective style favorite. 

When you think of styles you can do to your hair that have longevity, braids instantly comes to mind. Braids—whether they be box braids, a single braid, or cornrows—aren’t the only style to go for when it comes to protective or long-term styling. You can also opt for twists like Marley twists: Just like box braids, you can keep this look for a long period of time, and there are plenty of stylish and easy ways to update the look on a daily basis.

Below we’ve rounded up some of our top favorite Marley twist styles of the moment. Scroll through to stumble across your new look:

10 Marley Twists To Try This Year

marley twist styles: long hair
Long twists.

1. Long Black Marley Twists

Try the extra long Marley twists style if you’re going for a stand out look. Beware of the heavy feeling and opt for smaller twists instead.

marley twists style: blonde hair
Brighten up your hair with blonde.

2. Blonde Marley Twists

Want a look that really pops? Try this blonde Marley twist style. All you have to do is buy hair pre-packed with the shade of blonde that works for you.

Marley twists styles: warm brown twists
Warm brown.

3. Light Brown Marley Twists

Want a hair color that complements your skin tone? You can’t go wrong with a warm shade of brown on your Marley twist style.

marley twist styles: cornrows
Two styles in one.

4. Marley Twist Styles with Cornrows

Want cornrows and Marley twists at the same time? You can definitely have both with this look. If you’re planning to keep this look for a long time, maintaining your hairline area is key. Use a gel like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to lay your edges down and tame your frizz.

marley twist styles: half up
Simple half-up style.

5. Half-up Marley Twist Style

There are many chic ways to style Marley twists, but if you want something simple for the office, you can go with this loose half-up style.

marley twist styles: micro twists
Skinny twists.

6. Micro Marley Twists

Looking for something short and sweet? Try your hand at micro Marley twist styles. Frame your face with a chin length cut.

Marley Twist Styles: Side Swept
Swing your hair over.

7. Side Swept Marley Twists

Reasons to love Marley twist styles? There are plenty. When you want to go for a laid-back look, swing your hair over to the side to create this effortless style. Add shine to your look with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum.

marley twists style: classic
The classic style.

8. Classic Marley Twist Style

Not into hair colors, and extravagant styling? Keep it simple with the classic Marley twist style.

marley twists: accent twist
Accent twist style.

9. Marley Twists with  Accent Twist

Spruce up your look a little with a fun accent. Try a single twist with a pop of color.

marley twists: bun

10. Marley Twist Bun

Throw your twists up into an elegant bun for fancy occasions. Lock in the style with hairpins to keep it in place. If you want to add a bit of shine to your finished style, use a hairspray like TRESemmé Smooth & Silky No Frizz Shine Spray.


You can get more styles like this as shown in our twisted hairstyles post. 

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